As the temperatures continue to climb and the weather becomes more pleasant with each passing day, you may notice that your school's students are taking advantage of the spring season by heading outdoors. Bearing this in mind, wouldn't you like to enhance everyone's experience and ensure that the grass on your grounds is good for sitting? If you want to liven up your school's grounds, now is the time to start your sprinklers - just be sure they're in tip-top shape so you aren't wasting water, while getting nowhere with your grass.
Before you fire up your irrigation system, you and your team should complete a thorough inspection. As a part of your
preventive maintenance tasks, you may want to make arrangements for your staff members to check all the components of your sprinklers, beginning with the filters, moving on to the hoses and finishing off with your system's spigots.
Fix your filter first
KSL News explained that the first thing you will want to do when
inspecting your sprinklers is to make sure your filter is cleaned out and isn't filled with any sludge. Remove pieces of debris and chunks of yard material before you turn the system on, so you won't have water backup that will form puddles on your grounds.
If your sprinkler system doesn't have a filter - or if it is broken, for that matter - then this could be cause for concern. Without this part, you're setting your system up for becoming clogged and broken. This means that you'll probably be shelling out a ton of money for
corrective maintenance expenses, making repairs and replacements that could be easily prevented by installing a filter.
Look for leaks
Once you've squared that away, you'll want to switch on the water and inspect your system for breaks. The Regional Water Providers Consortium advised that you
examine all your sprinkler heads for problems. If they are clogged, be certain to clear them so water can flow freely onto your grounds and won't build up underground. Additionally, winter weather may have taken its toll on certain parts, so you should make replacements as needed.
With water coursing through your sprinkler system, KSL recommended you look for leaks. While you can easily detect ones that are above ground - visible gushers are a clear indication - you must be weary of underground leaks. Keep an eye out for wet spots or lifts in the lawn caused by water pooling underneath the ground's surface. On top of this, if your sprinkler water is coming out dirty, there is bound to be foul play beneath the surface.